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Helvig Eriksdatter von Schleswig, Dronning af Danmark

Also Known As: "Heilwig"
Birthplace: Tikøb, Frederiksborg, Danmark
Death: Died in Sønderborg, Schleswig, Danmark
Place of Burial: Danmark
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Erik II von Schleswig and Adelheid von Holstein-Rendsburg, Herzogin zu Schleswig/Hertuginde af Sønderjylland
Wife of Valdemar IV Atterdag King of Denmark
Mother of Christoffer Valdemarsøn; Ingeborg Valdemardatter af Danmark, Prinzessin von Mecklenburg; Kathrine Valdemardatter; Valdemar Valdemarsøn and Margrethe I, Queen of Denmark, Norway & Sweden
Sister of Valdemar III Eriksøn von Schleswig, Konge af Danmark and Elisabeth Countess Of Gräfin von Honstein
Half sister of Dietrich VII Graf von Honstein-Heringen, Graf von Honstein-Heringen; Heinrich von Honstein, graf and Valdemar Eriksen Sappi

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About Helvig Eriksdatter von Schleswig, Dronning af Danmark

Helvig of Schleswig

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Queen consort of Denmark

Reign 1340–1374

Spouse Valdemar IV of Denmark


Margaret I of Denmark

Father Erik II, Duke of Schleswig

Died 1374

Esrum Abbey

Burial Esrum Abbey

Helvig of Schleswig (also erroneously Hedwig of Schleswig; died 1374) was a Danish Queen consort, spouse of King Valdemar IV of Denmark. She was the mother of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Hedwig was the daughter of Eric II, Duke of Schleswig. She married Valdemar in 1340. She brought with her a great dowry, which helped Valdemar in his politics. Valdemar suspected Hedwig of adultery, and she was given her own castle and resided there with her own court, separated from him. In 1355 Queen Hedwig, became a lay sister at Esrum Abbey after being supplanted by King Valdemar's mistress, Tove. The queen was buried in the abbey church, which brought royal gifts of property for the abbey.


Alf Henrikson: Dansk historia (Danish history) (1989) (Swedish)

Sven Rosborn (In Swedish): När hände vad i Nordens historia (When did what happen in the historiy of the Nordic countries) (1997)

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Helvig Eriksdatter von Schleswig, Dronning af Danmark's Timeline

Tikøb, Frederiksborg, Danmark
Age 24
Age 25
Tikøb, Denmark
January 4, 1347
Age 31
Age 33
Age 34
Denmark - son of Waldemar IV
March 15, 1353
Age 37
Vordingborg, Danmark
Age 58
Sønderborg, Schleswig, Danmark